Climb aboard for a guided, 90-minute, small-group introduction to the world of sailing in Portland, Oregon. Learn to take the helm on the beautiful Willamette River with this hands-on, 'crash course' in sailing basics. Learn about the parts of a boat, hoisting a sail, steering, tacking, jibing, some basic rules of the road, and maybe even a man overboard drill, just to mix it up. For anyone who has wanted to try sailing, this is a great introduction.

This sailing adventure begins at the'Willamette Park launch-ramp dock, off Macadam Avenue in SW Portland.

Take the helm on board a modern, 25-foot or 23-foot sloop-rigged sailboat on the beautiful Willamette River with this hands-on 'crash course' in sailing. Learn the basics of sailing ' the parts of a boat, hoisting a sail, steering, tacking, jibing, some rules of the road, and more while sailing this major tributary of the Columbia River'in northwestern Oregon.

To get the most out of the sail, dress to fit the weather and wear nonslip, low-heel shoes. New this year, class sizes have been reduced to give each person even more sailing experience.

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